[FFmpeg-user] top posting issue

James Darnley james.darnley at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 11:53:06 CET 2016

On 2016-02-04 10:46, Roman wrote:
> Hi,
> I've seen many times people asking/forcing not to top-post to the list...
> So here I've got a question.. Why ? Most of programs, including gmail app
> and gmail web come with top posting by default and this is the way all
> people are used to read mail. Why the hell one should scroll down to see
> the last post if it is very ok to see the last post on the top of incming
> e-mail.
> Where such attitude/culture comes from? Anyone to explain?

To answer in a more sarcastic manner (and steal someone else's signature):

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

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